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Fair 2017

Fair 2017

Institute for the Development of Education organized the 13th Higher Education and Scholarships Fair in 2017 for the first time in three university cities: Zadar, Zagreb and Rijeka!

The Fair took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Arsenal, Zadar, on October 17, 2017 in the National and University Library in Zagreb and on Thursday October 19, 2017 in the University departments Building, University of Rijeka, Ulica Radmile Mateji 2.

The Partner Country of the 2017 Fair was the Republic of Austria. 

Results and statistics

  • Scholarships and Educational Programmes Fair report 2016.
    The documents Results and statistics 2017 provide an overview of the Fair's results using the data gathered from Fair exhibitors and visitors and by evaluating specific Fair activities. (The document Results and statistics 2017 for the Zadar Fair are here, and the Zagreb and Rijeka Fair here)

Tak a look at the video from the 2016 Higher education and scholarships Fair:

Sajam stipendija i visokog obrazovanja, 2016. Zagreb from Institut za razvoj obrazovanja on Vimeo.


Every year, the Fair has great success in terms of media coverage. In 2017, the Fair continued this positive trend, and 13 press releases that were sent to announce the Fair resulted in over 165 articles, reports and announcements published in the Croatian press, TV and radio stations


15 reports were broadcast on Croatian TV stations. The biggest media success of the Fair was the featuring of reports about the Fair in central news programs of the biggest national TV stations.


25 reports were broadcast on Croatian radio stations, including Croatian Radio 1 and Croatian Radio 2 (national stations), regional stations Antena Zagreb, Enter ZagrebRadio SljemeRadio Rijeka, Primorski radio and student radio stations from Zagreb, Rijeka and Zadar.

Internet portals 

More than 120 articles and announcements were published on popular news portals, such as T-portal and H-Alter, on web sites of national media such as HRT, Veernji list, Lider and Novi List and on high school and student portals such as,, X-ica,, Moj faks and Televizija Student. News about the Fair were also published by local and regional portals in Zagreb, Rijeka and Zadar. 

Institutions’ web sites 

It is important to note that all of the Fair’s sponsors promoted the event on their respective web sites, as well as the majority of Croatian universities. An extensive information campaign ensured the announcements were published on a large number of web sites of university departments and units in Zagreb, Zadar and Rijeka.

Extensive promotional campaigns were also carried out through Facebook page Traim stipendiju ("I’m Looking for a Scholarship"), which has over 18 000 fans. During the campaigns before the Fairs, there was 1 posts a day with information about the exhibitors and the program of the Fair.


At this year's Fairs in Zadar, Zagreb and Rijeka, over 95 institutions from Croatia and 12 different countries in Europe, North America and Asia presented their offer. The Fair was attended by over 10,000 visitors.


Partner Country - Austria

This year, the Fair presented opportunities for studying, scholarships and professional training in the partner country - Austria.

Austrian higher education institutions at the international level have a great reputation, and the Austrian higher education system offers a wide range of study programs: international bachelor, master and doctoral programs as well as an increasing number of programs in English. During the central presentation of Fair Live, Study & Work in Austria - Scholarships, study programs and professional internships in Austria, visitors had the opportunity to find out everything they wanted about life, study and work in Austria.

In addition to presenting exhibitors from Austria, they could also talk to representatives of educational institutions from Austria on the possibilities of studying at their institutions and finding internships in the Austrian IT industry. The participation of Austria as a Partner Country at the Fair was mad possible under the sponsorship of Austria's Foreign Trade Office - Advantage Austria.

Croatian Corner

For the second time there was a Croatian Corner at the Fair, i.e. the spatially separated part of the fair, where non-profit institutions and organizations granting scholarships for studying in Croatia were exhibiting. The aim of the Croatian Corner was to enable students to find out all the key information about scholarships available to them in Croatia.

Rijeka Corner

At the Fair in Rijeka, we established the Rijeka Corner, a special, visually prominent and centrally located exhibition area of the Fair, where visitors had the opportunity to learn about the scholarships awarded by the University of Rijeka, the City of Rijeka and the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

Innovation corner

A special part of the first Fair in Zadar was the Innovation, that is, a special part of the Fair, where visitors had the opportunity to find out which projects were taken by the students of the Vice Vlatkovi Vocational School in Zadar. The following projects are presented in the Innovation Corner; hologram, 3D printer, robots, unmanned aircraft and smart locks.

International exhibitors

In addition to exhibitors from Croatia, the Fairs of 2017 presented institutions from 12 countries in Europe, North America and Asia.

Panel discussion

The panel discussion featuring 7 600 new socio-economic and STEM scholarships for studying in Croatia was attended by speakers from the Ministry of Science and Education, Croatian Telecom as well as students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, the Academy of Dramatic Art and the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb.

The speakers spoke about the improved social dimension of higher education, increased completion in higher education in Croatia, and the impact of higher education on economic development. There was a debate about why socio-economic and STEM scholarships are important for higher education in Croatia. The panel also presented the basic conditions and criteria for awarding the scholarships for the academic year 2017/2018.

Student organizations

Student organizations offer many opportunities for international mobility and a variety of activities to develop skills and competencies that are important for students’ careers. At the fairs in Rijeka and Zagreb, 13 student organizations presented their diverse programs.

Online Fair 

At the portal there is an Online Fair where the Fair exhibitors present their offer through articles and multimedia content. Also, some exhibitors will present their study programs and financial support opportunities through interesting interactive virtual presentations (webinars).

Special features of the Fair: MIG aircraft flying simulator and Speed dating with alumni.

For all additional questions or information on exhibiting at the Higher Education and Scholarships Fair, please contact:

Institute for the Development of Education
Sandra Tomas,
Trg Nikole Zrinskog 9, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: 01/4817-195, 01/4555-151
Fax: 01/4555-150



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